By SARAH KARUSH Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON — An attorney for Washington Wizards guard Javaris Crittenton says the player will plead guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge — 10 days after teammate Gilbert Arenas pleaded guilty to a felony gun charge.
Crittenton was charged Monday with two misdemeanors — possession of an unregistered firearm and attempted carrying a pistol without a license.
Crittenton’s lawyer, Peter H. White, says prosecutors plan to drop the second charge if Crittenton pleads guilty. He says Crittenton brought a legally owned, unloaded handgun to Washington “only because he legitimately feared for his life.” He says the player accepts responsibility for his conduct.
Arenas pleaded guilty on Jan. 15 to a felony gun charge connected to a locker-room argument that is believed to have involved Crittenton.